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    September 15, 2010
    5:00 - 5:30am EDT  

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kim it is 5:00 and this race has been hot. even though the numbers are in, so much could change in the
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next coming days, hours. here are the close results. 49% to 47 percent. >> so close. both will regroup to look over the results. keep in mind, absentee ballots haven't been counted. state election officials say they will tally those on thursday. about 3600 requested them. 1600 have been returned. that could be enough of a number to sway the results. >> both are confident they ran a good race. >> from all the polling places we went to throughout the day, we got the same level of enthusiasm and excitement that we have gotten and gone through
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neighborhoods all over the city. >> we're confident that the voters elected the best person so we'll wait for the return. right now with 100% of the precincts reporting burnstein leads with 1400 votes but absentee ballots need to be counted. two minutes after 5:00 right now. another race that has been very close, county executive. when you went to bed last night you probably didn't know who would be in charge of baltimore county. it looks like it is going to be kevin. here is more. she says neither side has declared victory. >> reporter: good morning megan. it is one of the hottest races around. we're waiting to hear. this morning it is proving to be one of the closest primary races in decades.
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right now about 94% of the precincts are reporting it looks like kevin is leading with about 52% of the votes and joe has about 44% of the votes. >> both men served four terms on the county council and both camps gave upbeat reports late into the night. >> we're waiting to get the official number burst and then we'll know so it is kind of nerve-racking waiting but there is nothing else you can do. >> our numbers are trending in the right direction. we're waiting for numbers from both the east and west side. >> we're told turnout was pretty low, 15 to 20%. the person that does win will go up against ken holt. let's check out the
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numbers. on the republican side bob erlich topping brian murphy. look, these have been tough years, but we have been making progress and the people of our state whenever given a choice of moving forward or go back, always move forward. i work for the people and ultimately it is their decision. >> the people who are fleeing the state every day. our message is stop, wait, give us seven weeks. [ laughter ] >> give us seven weeks. >> so as it stands right now, split screen. that is it. november 2nd a rematch of the 2006 maryland governor's race. >> >> primary days in the books
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and the votes have been cast but it is really sad how low voter turnout was in the state. volunteers were so surprised how few people showed up. one baltimore county volunteer told us just over 400 people showed up at her precinct the entire day. state control her. he is unopposed and will be challenged in november by william henry campbell. they called the district for 46. that race was for bill ferguson. he is inspired by where the city is heading. we'll keep you posted on the race results on good morning maryland. we're constantly keeping an eye on this. we will change things as it becomes available to us.
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>> it is 5:06. >> we're going to have results from other hotly contested races around the country and we'll look at other stories making news. >> before you head anywhere, if you're hopping on a train or bus we'll see how things are moving here. hey, mark. >> the train system operating on time. light rail metro subway stock the same. no problems. on the bus us look for the 10 and 30 to be diverted and ongoing construction. construction. i'm mark jones. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most popular weather. >> the update on those three systems minutes away. we have a clear sky and a very quiet and chilly set up in
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baltimore. a lot of us are down into the 50s this morning. it is currently 50 degrees there. they may slip back into the 40s. the historic district is cooler. they are 59. 56 by the bay in aberdeen and it is just a clear set up for us. a little patchy fog especially if you live near the reservoirs. you may find some patchy fog. on 83 north of butler road, a little patchy fog forming. otherwise, we have the hour-by- hour forecast with a sunny afternoon and your normal at 7 . >> justin traffic is flowing nice around the major roadways.
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fortunately it is still very early. we have a disabled tractor- trailer there. the southbound lanes of delaney valley road, you'll see crews making repairs. there is water in the roadway so take it easy. drive times, no delays up and down the 95 corridor and southbound, only an 8 8 minute right. here on the beltway, we're all good. traffic is flowing very nice. no problems around 695. jamie back to you. >> it is the most popular sport for children. we have the details in this morning's health alert. >> and right now we want to look at more of the local races. >> in the republican primary for baltimore primary sheriff
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he will take him on in november. raymond has the lead 66% of the vote. >> and let's look at some of the other races. the republican primary for county executive david craig leading by 64%. fred silva behind with 6% of the vote. we're going to keep you updated on everything that is happening with the elections. we'll be right back.
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storm gear and promotional considerrations by ll bean. in time for this mornings health alert. there is sobering news about basketball. >> when you think of hazards, spring your ankle. the number of teens suffering from fro mat tick brain injuries is soaring and the danger is the gravest among girls. >> that is a star that thought basketball would be her ticket to college but today those
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dreams have been benched. >> i'm not allowed to play anymore. >> reporter: multiple concussions. it started in the 7th grade when she hit her head on the gym floor. at age 14 she suffered seven concussions playing basketball. >> how do you get seven concussions on the court? i mean, i guess as an athlete e just wanted to win and i would do anything in my power to make that happen. >> today just touching her head can cause her to have another concussion. >> i can't go to the movies or ride a train where i could potentially get hit. >> you can see why the number of young people suffering head injuries while playing basketball is on the rise. tra platt tick brain injuries spiked 70% over ten years. more kids now play basketball than any other sport.
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e r's report shows there are more head injuries than even football. >> they are learning new things and developing and wiring of the brain and so anything that interrupts that can have a devastating out come. >> there are so many parents and players that would say oh, stop, you can go back in. in the is just a hit on the head but they don't know how i'm feeling inside. >> that was cheryl al fonzy reporting. we invite you to join us for the race for cure set for october 3rd in hunt valley. it is earlier this year. we will be live on the air to broadcast the whole event from 7:00 a.m. to 9 a m you can register for the big race by heading to abc2
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news.com. a look at the active tropics here at 5:18 this morning. hurricane julia off to a major hurricane status, category 4. it is going to stay in the open waters, no threat to land. we have a lot more to talk about. igor was up to 155. this is lowered to 145-mile-an- hour winds and we'll show you igor's forecast track. it will move away from the caribbean islands, away from the bahamas but it could reach bermuda as a category 3. the storm stays well off the east coast. >> this one getting stronger
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here. this is tropical storm karl. winds 65 miles per hour moving west northwest at 11 miles per hour. it will be reaching the coastline between mexico and ba lead. watch this and it may go to a hurricane before making landfall as a category 1. that was where alex hit, the first storm of the season, a category 2. >> 55 this morning, low 60s phillies, new york. a 48 spot there. 53 currently in pittsburgh. we have clear skies across the board. remember the high clouds yesterday? there may be a repeat of that this afternoon, but that is it. high pressure in control. it will bow a matter of the cold front that will get active
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in the mountains and reaching maryland by thursday night. the good news here, we speed this up and best case scenario, it gets through and wore done with it on friday morning. there is a chance of early morning showers here, otherwise, we have nice weather into the weekend. when jamie is out there, we should see him high and dry friday if this works out fine. today we get to 78 degrees. mostly sunny sky. like yesterday, there will be high clouds thrown into the mix. we're down mid-50s tonight. as we're losing 2 1/2 minutes of daylight each day, we lose a degree on the thermometer every three to four days. showers possible in the late afternoon tomorrow and into the evening. right now, let's see what is happening with the traffic.
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>> off to a good looking start. we're looking pretty good. a road break there. southbound lanes at lanie valley avenue. a tractor-trailer blocking the road there. 95 corridor, running pretty smoothly in both directions here. northbound looking good headed up to the tunnel. no problems on 895 this morning. drive times, everything in the green. as you come down the harrisburg expressway, a five minute trip there. we're all clear on the jfx, only four minutes before 695 as you head towards northern parkway. talk show host oprah has
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the first interview with the hostages. his captives were waiting to make a break for in the. he had explosives strapped to his body. that will air on thursday. >> today's birthdays. brianna turns ten today. double digits for the first time. she is a 5th grader. she and her family watch abc 2 good morning maryland every morning. >> way to go. >> happy birthday. if you're having a birthday, no matter what the number, we would love to squish you a happy birthday on the air. in cloud a picture and some good details and we'll share it with everybody else and say happy birthday. >> coming up, a legal battle for kid rock. >> he is fighting a lawsuit stemming from this brawl inside a restaurant. we'll show you more surveillance video.
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it was buck t-shirt night. they gave away bobbleheads. nick markakis lets a home run here. adam jones homered and jake six scoreless innings. 16 hits, 11 runs and 11-3 win over toronto last night. jake threw six shutout winnings. orioles and blue jays one more time tonight. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> i think jamie would right. i think that would be fun. big liability too. we're going to fill up our seven day page as we're checking out weather conditions that are not going to be fluctuating that much. 78 tonight. tomorrow clouds with showers possible. 82. on friday the best chance for a
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thunderstorm in the morning, 78 degrees. saturday sunny and 79. monday and tuesday next week 80s. in today's tech bites, twitter is being split into two panels so it is easier to check out photos and videos. the right side will feature photos and videos. they hope the design will keep users on the site longer. >> google is about to take direct aim at facebook. they will unveil social networking features but not one big product. they will put a social layer into its search and mapping products. >> video games can be good for you.
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gamers who play and shoot are better at making quick decisions. it is probably a factor in how players can make decisions. those are your tech bytes.
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what an upset until la wear. that is just part of the national story on the morning after the primaries. >> if you showed up at the polls you know if you and two others in line, it was a very low turnout. >> how is this happening? crooks are stealing diesel fuel from underground tanks. we're talking hundreds of gallons of gas gone. >> that story is ahead. it is the